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Hard drives spin down often in Win7 (despite changing "Power Option")
Apr 15, 2010, 2:05 AM
The hard drives in my newly-built computer are spinning down very frequently (often they have to spin up for every song in a playlist.)
I have changed the spin down time settings under "Power Options", but it doesn't seem to have any effect. Any ideas?
Here are my computer specs:
Windows 7 Home Premium
2x WD hard drives (1tb and 640gb.)
80gb Intel SSD for system (obviously no problems here)
Asus P6X58D Premium motherboard
Apr 15, 2010
hard drives spin win7 despite changing power option
Apr 15, 2010, 3:41 AM
If you're using "Green" drives, most will automatically spin down after several seconds of inactivity. This has nothing to do with Windows, it's built into the firmware of the drive itself.
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